Clarity is linked to the purity of the diamond. Diamonds are formed underground in a process that takes thousands and thousands of years, during which other elements can get trapped inside these rough diamonds.
If a diamond is completely pure, this means that it does not contain any inclusions of other materials. However, the majority of diamonds have these small defects. Purity is determined by whether or not there are any inclusions. To study the impurities of a diamond, a gemologist just needs to see it under 10x magnification. Of course, completely pure diamonds are the rarest and therefore the most valuable.
FL, IF Flawless, Internally Flawless: complete purity under 10x magnification.
VVS1, VVS2 Very, Very Slight Inclusions
VS1, VS2 Very Slight Inclusions
SI1, SI2 Slight Inclusions
I1, I2, I3 Inclusions: relatively large inclusions
(SOURCE: GIA Clarity Scale)
At The Diamond Palace, we have a specialist diamond gemologist who has also had experience in diamond cutting, so he can undertake any diamond valuation. You can also request a Masterclass where Armand will teach you everything you need to be able to choose a diamond, according to your investment requirement or taste in jewellery.
Advice for choosing a diamond according to its purity:
– It is recommended that you look at the diamond and check all ranges of clarity. Some inclusions may be hidden once set into the jewellery and may not affect its beauty. Compare the effects of light reflection in the interior of the diamond. The diamond may shine perfectly once set into the jewellery.
– If the diamond is certified, check how many recorded inclusions it contains.
The others 4C:
At The Diamond Palace you can purchase certified loose diamonds. Our gemologist will answer all of your questions and will help you chose the optimal diamond for you. GIA, HRD, IGI certified diamonds in Barcelona at The Diamond Palace.